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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

‘Bady Bay’ shrine to be transferred to Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online


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'Bady Bay' shrine to be transferred to Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday

A late period shrine named 'Bady Bay' is to arrive to the store galleries of the Grand Egyptian Museum on Thursday

Nevine El-Aref , Wednesday 27 Jan 2016


One of the shrine's blocks

Supervisor General of the Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM) Tarek Tawfik said that the Bady Bay shrine consists of 254 limestone blocks engraved with hieroglyphic texts dated to the Late Period.

Since its discovery last century, the shrine was dismantled and stored in Giza Plateau store houses. On Wednesday, the blocks were packed in order to be transferred to the GEM on Thursday.

All the blocks have been also archaeologically documented and photographed.

Eissa Zidan, director of the restoration department at the GEM, told Ahram Online that it is the first time for the museum to receive this particular type of stony shrine. Hence, the GEM team of restorers will inspect the preservation condition of the blocks before receiving it and will then send a report to Tawfik.

He explained that the blocks are to be put in the stones laboratory in order to restore its structure and paintings as well as to reconstruct it to its original shape.

Zidan inspecting the conservation condition of the shrine

packing procedures of the shrine's blocks